Uncle Hercules and other lies: 16 Essays about almost nothing

Uncle Hercules and other lies: 16 Essays about almost nothing

by Patrick Lenton

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Overview

Prepare to have your heart warmed, tickled, shattered, and put back together with sticky tape as Uncle Hercules and other lies barrels through a collection of tender and tenderised non-fictions.

Shortlisted for the Scribe Non-fiction Prize, Uncle Hercules and other lies is gooey with incroyable half-fibs, formative moments, and bad life choices. Think Lydia Davis meets Arthur Bradford but on a chair lift; or John Waters meets Leslie Knope by a happenchance procured by a snake. Also, Skyrim Dog.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648147534
Publisher: Subbed in
Publication date: 09/30/2019
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Patrick Lenton is the Entertainment Editor at Junkee, and the author of the book of short stories A Man Made Entirely of Bats. His fiction and essays have been published in The Best Australian Stories, Going Down Swinging, The Lifted Brow, Scum Mag, The Best Australian Comedy Writing, Growing Up Queer in Australia and more. As a journalist, he's written for The Guardian, VICE, and more.

He is tragically online, and might be best known for his weird viral stories like Skyrim Dog, or his feud with Antoni from Queer Eye, which is depressing. He tweets @patricklenton.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Never let the truth get in the way of

a good story

That time I cut off all my hair and blamed my

grandmother

Turning the other fish

Bats!

A bird in the hand is worth two in the grave

No regrets

Some but not all of the worst jobs I have ever

done

What is a hornet?

Melbourne is a city, not a self-help book

A very good boy

Swimming and other unnatural things

My first jacket (or the time I went to the arctic

and burnt things)

Things I shouldn’t have learned at school

Kneecaps

House of cardboard

The worst game of Snake Box

Letting go

Epilogue

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